Your Glow in the Dark Questions Answered

How do I charge the murals?

Stella Murals products glow 12+ hours a night.

Everything is best charged using sunlight, daylight and/or using a bright light to top up the glow before bedtime.

Most rooms have perfect lighting conditions and the stars will glow without extra help.

If you have a home theatre/dark room/basement you may need to compensate by making sure the stars are placed in bright direct light. A floor lamp directed at the ceiling is one easy solution. A bright 2000 - 3000 lumen torch is great for a quick 100% charge up to make the colours pop!

Fluorescent lights, CFLs, bright LEDs are recommended.

UV tubes and black lights can also be used but possible damage to eyesight would make them not ideal for kids bedrooms. 

Incandescent bulbs do not charge well and are not recommended.

Well lit space = Bright glow.

What colours are in the murals?

The glow colours I mostly use are green and blue tones because these are the brightest and easiest to charge. A standard feature of glow in the dark paint is that it is only coloured when fully charged. For most of the night you'll see a whitish after-glow colour.

A bright 2000 - 3000 lumen torch is a great for a quick 100% charge up to make the colours pop! 

Are the stars and murals visible during the day?

Yes, the daytime colour of the paints is white ranging through to a bright yellow. The brighter the daytime colour, the brighter the nighttime glow.

The white decals blend very well on white ceilings, the clear decals are glossy so can pick up the light but it is quite tricky to find something that is completely 'invisible'. The little star stickers will be noticeable on coloured backgrounds as small dots. 

For those wanting white or only blue stars so they are less visible on a white background ~ It is best to have all colours for a complete star ceiling. Aqua or green are fine to use separately but the blue is dim and harder to charge. Ask me if you prefer a custom pack.  

How many stars will I need?

How many star stickers you put on your ceiling is up to you, some people prefer high density and others love a more peaceful sprinkling. 

200 Star stickers will cover an 8 ft x 8 ft area over a king sized bed.

400 Star stickers will cover the ceiling in a small sized room

600 Star stickers will cover the ceiling in a medium room.

1000 Star stickers will cover the ceiling in a master bedroom/lounge.  

How do I install the stickers and decals?

Every item comes with self-adhesive/attachments.


- For smooth white surfaces, removable/reusable.
- For Textures - High tack version.


- For smooth coloured surfaces, removable. These will not adhere to anti-scuff/stain resistant\blocker paint surfaces, use spray adhesive if preferred or request a high tack version.


- Attaches with pins or hooks.

There will be further instructions in your pack, If anything is not working out as expected, contact me, I'm happy to help. 

What is the best wall/ceiling colour to have?

White or light coloured backgrounds are best for glow in the dark. White reflects the light, it helps with charging and to reflect the glow.

The star stickers are a whitish yellowish daytime colour. They blend best on white backgrounds although they can be used and glow well on any coloured or dark backgrounds and will be seen as tiny dots.

If you're painting your wall or ceiling, anti scuff/stain resistant/stain blocker paints are not designed to let vinyl adhesives stick well. You may prefer to use an additional spray adhesive with these painted surfaces. Cheaper standard enamel glossy paints are generally more compatible with removable decals. 

Are glow in the dark stars and the paints safe?

Decals and stickers are non-toxic and acrylic based but these are not toys.

Tiny star stickers are not suitable for children under 3 years.

Do not allow small children to play with the stickers, place them securely out of reach.

Do not place canopies over ceiling lights or near flame.

If in doubt about your type of wall or ceiling paint use extra adhesive and do not place directly above a child's bed.

Do you offer refunds?

Contact me if you have any issues or something isn't working out ~ There is a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all my work, you only pay for what you love!